Earth Observatory

40 Years Ago, Mount St. Helens Blew its Top Off

One day, my Grade Nine science class got way more interesting. Suddenly, volcanoes weren't just something in textbooks. Though I…

2 years ago

Did You Know that the Earth Loses Several Hundred Tons of Atmosphere to Space Every Day?

Scientists have known for some time that Earth's atmosphere loses several hundred tons of oxygen each day. They understand how…

3 years ago

Some of The Last Glaciers in The Tropics. They’ll be Gone in About a Decade

Images released by NASA's Earth Observatory show how ice loss in the tropics is advancing, and how glaciers there will…

4 years ago